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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Central York Middle School! Our mission is to provide educational opportunities through which all learners strive to achieve their full potential. As a middle school, we know the adolescent years can be challenging to navigate, and we are eager to help your child grow and learn. Our staff provides a nurturing child-centered atmosphere where young adolescents can make a gradual transition from dependence to independence. The dedicated staff at Central York Middle School is committed to creating a classroom and school environment that values each child as a unique individual.
CYMS is home to approximately 900 7th and 8th graders. Due to our large size, we operate in teams. These teams create a “school within a school” and afford your child the opportunity to get to know and build relationships with staff and peers on a more familiar level. At CYMS we have seven teams – three 7th grade teams, three 8th grade teams, and one 7th/8th grade team. Each team consists of one Math, Science, and History teacher as well as two English Language Arts teachers. Teams of students travel together throughout the school day to their core classes, specials classes, and lunch.

Parents are encouraged to communicate with school personnel as often as necessary. We promote open communication, honesty, trust, and respect among our staff, parents, and learners. Our school community is one of mutual support and encouragement that contributes to the overall cohesiveness across our middle level program.

Dr. Kelly Harper
Central York Middle School